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5 Myths About 1-Day Concrete Floor Coatings

5 Myths About 1-Day Concrete Floor Coatings

Mar 14, 2019

Our 1-Day floor coatings are pretty awesome. Not to toot our own horn, but our floors have become wildly popular, and for several very good reasons. If you head over to our Facebook page, you can see some before and after photos of our most recent projects.

We realize that there is a lot of information floating around the internet regarding concrete floor coatings. We’ve compiled a list of 5 myths (and the real facts) about our 1-Day floor coating system so you can make an educated decision when it’s time for an upgrade.

Myth #1 - 1-Day floor coatings are expensive

High quality floor coatings do look expensive. Plus, if you read about our application process, you will find that we apply three layers of material. This has to wrack up the costs, right?

Wrong! We are Penntek certified, and this helps us offer competitive pricing for our floor coating system. Our 1-Day floor coating system is more than just the coating. Although a DIY floor coating kit does cost less, it won’t last as long, and it definitely won’t look as good!

We have a very rigorous preparation process to ensure that your floors will withstand the test of time. Plus our floors come with a 15 year warranty! This adds even more value to your project.

If you think it is suspicious that we don’t offer quotes without seeing your floor first, we aren’t doing this to try and sell the project face-to-face. The goal is to give you the most accurate price possible during your first estimate. In order to do this, we need to see the space.

Myth #2: All floor coatings are the same

When you’re walking through your local hardware store, you may see options for DIY concrete floor coatings. Although these may seem like an alluring option, but unfortunately, once applied, they may be lacking.

If you are trying to compare DIY coatings, to our 1-Day floor coating systems, ask yourself if the kit offers these benefits -

  • 4x Stronger Than Epoxy
  • Cleaning Is a Snap
  • Slip Resistant Surface
  • Will Not Chip
  • 1-Day Installation
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Diverse colors and finishes are available

Plus, each of our systems are applied by a highly trained team! This means that the end result will look professional, and last for a lifetime.


Myth #3 - 1-Day floor coatings are just paint

This is a very common statement. We can see why it would be easy to think that the coating is paint, however; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

This floor coating is made from polyurea and the colored flakes are high quality vinyl. Did you know that polyurea is waterproof, abrasion resistant, UV resistant and extremely durable? This awesome system will protect your floors from wear and tear, and weather damage.

To learn more about this system, you can head over to one of our recent blog posts on the topic.

Myth #4 - The only prep needed is a good vacuuming

There is a LOT that goes into the prep work before we can start applying your floor coating. We start by sealing all of the cracks and dips in the flooring, and then sand everything down into a smooth even surface.

Without this step, the floors will be uneven, and since the floor coatings are waterproof, without a flat surface, water can start to pool. Plus, the polyurea layer will not bond to the concrete if it is not properly sanded and prepped!


Myth #5 - Concrete floor coatings need to be replaced every 3-5 years

This might be true for epoxy floor coatings, or coatings that were applied incorrectly, but this doesn’t apply to Penntek floor coatings! Our floor coatings come with a 15 year guarantee.

Because they are waterproof, UV and stain resistant, our floor coatings do not fade, peel or crack. There is no need to replace these floors to keep them looking their best. They were designed to hold up and this is one of the reasons people love to use them on their patios!

Hire the right pro

Of course, all of the myths that we just addressed could come true if you choose the wrong product or hire the wrong team. Lancaster Painting has been serving the Central Valley for 29 years. We are Penntek certified and each of our team members has been trained on the best practices for transforming your concrete floor. Head over to our Facebook page to read what others are saying about our 1-Day floor coating systems and when you are ready, reach out to our team for a free estimate!

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Carrie S.

5 stars

Hilmar-Irwin, CA


Today we had Josh and his crew install a beautiful concrete coating on our garage floor.
They were on-time, polite, meticulous and extremely professional. Josh met and walked with us through the project area explaining the coating process and answering all our last minute questions. Then they went to work, and worked diligently all day. The result is gorgeous!
They cleaned up after themselves-leaving nothing behind except a perfect finished product and smiles on our faces.

Next we are having them paint the garage walls-I'll post photos when it's done!
(Jennifer, Stephanie and Kimberly were also wonderful in the planning process. They worked to accommodate our time restraints and budget needs to get this project off the ground-with estimating, proposals and scheduling. Thank you ladies!)

O N.

5 stars

Modesto, CA


Wow!!! I can't believe I'm actually sad for Nate and his crew to be finished with my house project! Nate and his whole team are amazing!!! My house looks beautiful, I can't thank you Nate and your crew enough. My house puts a huge smile on my face when I pull up in my drive way. Nate you out did yourself with the custom paint color on my fence as well!!! Thank you mucho!!! Please request Nate and his crew for all your painting needs!!! You will not regret it!!! I'm now referring my family to them! Can't wait to see them work there magic on my moms house!!! Stay cool guys this summer!! When you hire Lancaster this summer make sure you offer them ice cold water throughout the day! They work there butts off in this heat! Amazing painters!!! Amazing people!!!

F B.

5 stars

Manteca, CA


Our home just got painted and we're very pleased with the quality of the work. Thanks to Andrei, Julian, Jeff and Robert. They were all real pros and did an excellent job. They were always on-time, and more importantly we communicated well throughout the job to ensure we got what we wanted. We've never had painting done before, and were impressed with their attention to detail. Were sun and weather beat up our original paint the most, they made sure to apply extra coats. Great work!

Tamara P

5 stars

Riverbank, CA


We just had the exterior of our home in Riverbank painted by Lancaster Painting. The process from stat to finish was a very professional experience. The office staff that worked in creating the bid and walking us through the process was very professional. The painting crew, led by Kurt, did an outstanding job. There were very professional in dealing with my family. They were extremely knowledgeable about the painting process and thoroughly answered all of our questions. And they were punctual and complete the job ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering having their house painted.

Theresa H.

5 stars

Modesto, CA


I just had my whole inside of my houses painted. They exceeded my expectation .
They showed up on time, super nice. They paid attention to the details and take pride in there work. They also help me pick the color I wanted. I recommend these guys and if I could give more than 5 stars I would.

Mabel S.

5 stars

Modesto, CA


I recently used Lancaster to paint my two story house. I could not have been more pleased! I had Toby as an estimator, Sergio was the foreman and his crew Jaciel and Donald were fantastic. Their attention to details was excellent. I had shutters installed and they did a great job painting and installing them. They were on time and very professional. At the end of each day they would clean up, which was great.

Lancaster take pride of their work, now I understand why they have a high rating. I would definitely recommend them!

Mandy B.

5 stars

Turlock, CA


The crew from Lancaster recently completed interior painting at my home and I could not be happier with their work. The project leader, Raul, was friendly, professional and super helpful. The price was reasonable for the amount of work done. I was astonished on how well the house was prepped, how quickly the work was completed, and how clean the crew left my house. It is clear to me how they received top reviews from my family who had exterior work done by Lancaster in the past. Amazing job, thank you for the excellent customer service and the beautiful, fresh walls!

Darla C.

5 stars

Escalon, CA


This is my second review. I had lancaster back to paint my ceilings, master bedroom and living room. The painters were very professional and accommodating while they were in my home for 2 days. They moved furniture as needed and even vacuumed up before they left! They have a warranty program for 2 years :)

Thank you so much for making my home feel new again!

Alex S.

5 stars

Anaheim, CA


Lancaster painting is the go-to paint company! They do excellent quality work and are more than friendly and accommodating to your needs. We recently had our kitchen cabinets repainted and they turned out better than we imagined. Our project leader assured us on everything, and they even finished when they said they would. QUALITY YOU CAN SEE! Kim the receptionist is a sweetheart, our consultant was extremely knowledgeable and very well versed on how to convey our needs in terms we understood. Most of all or painter Ashoor was awesome. Super friendly, excellent painter, made sure our brand new home stayed in new condition while he painted, and even made sure an extra touch ups we saw or he saw were taken care of immediately. He didn't leave our home until he knew his work was completed to our and his quality standards. Would HIGHLY recommend this company if you need any painting done, especially cabinets.

Pictures below are before and after. Before was brown, after is Swiss coffee white and restorative blue.

Tami I.

5 stars

Turlock, CA


Lancaster just finished repainting the exterior of our business. The price was very reasonable and the employees are all top notch. Our building is a historical building and we had it painted the same colors to maintain its history. The results from Lancaster were perfection!